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date_range Starts on May 11, 2015
event_note Ends on June 22, 2015
list 6 sequences
assignment Level : Intermediate
label Nursing
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Are you ready for the next inevitable disaster or public health emergency? Whether you're an EMS responder, physician, nurse, social worker, health care student, or other health care provider, you will acquire foundational knowledge in preparedness, management, and response for disasters and large-scale public health emergencies in this 6-week course.

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WEEK 1: Disaster Preparedness: Overview
  • Basic Foundational Concepts of Disaster Preparedness
  • Incident Command System and Leadership at the Unit Level
  • Disaster Communication and Situational Awareness
  • Establishing Personal and Family Preparedness
  • United States Federal Disaster Resources
WEEK 2: Hospital-Based Readiness
  • Hospital Preparedness Overview
  • Creating Surge Capacity (Lifeboat Ethics)
  • Disaster and Mass Casualty Triage
  • Workforce Readiness and Willingness to Respond
  • Disaster Drills
WEEK 3: Terrorism 
  • Active Shooter and Dangerous Persons
  • Terrorism, Bomb Threats, and Other Internal Threats
  • Burn Casualty Management
  • Bomb and Blast Injury Management
WEEK 4: Chemical and Radiation Events
  • Chemical Emergencies
  • Radiation Emergency Management Overview
  • Responding to Radiation Events
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination
WEEK 5: Pandemic Influenza and Emerging Infections
  • Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza 
  • Responding to Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  • Disease Containment Strategies
  • Protective Equipment for Safety During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
WEEK 6: Natural Disasters
  • Planning for Natural Disasters
  • Activation of the Hospital EOC in Response to Natural Disasters
  • Morbidity and Mortality Related to Natural Disasters
  • Advancing the Science: Current Research Efforts
  • Q and A  "Ask Us Anything"


  • Tener Veenema - Department of Community-Public Health

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